Jonathan White – “Tides”

What: We are very fortunate to be hosting local author Jonathan White for the start of his newest book tour on February 15th at the Estuarium! The event starts at 7pm and is FREE. After Jonathan talks with us about Tides, he will have copies of the book available for purchase. Check out the video below to learn more!
Where: The Estuarium, 309 State Ave NE, Olympia, WA 98501
When: Wednesday, Feb 15th, 7:00PM

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February 16th, 7 pm, Rachael Jamison, Port of Olympia Environmental Programs

February 16th, 7 pm, Discovery Speaker Series Presenter is Rachael Jamison, Port of Olympia, Director of Environmental Programs.  Our local port aims to be a model of environmental sustainability.  Plan to attend and learn about this groundbreaking work.

Port of Olympia Aims to Be National Model of Environmental Sustainability

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SSEA is hiring an Education and Volunteer Coordinator

Do you like being on the beach, interacting with people, and educating kids? SSEA is seeking an Education and Volunteer Coordinator to organize our Meet the Beach program. This person will also be the liaison for over 80 community volunteers who graciously donate their time to environmental education in the south Puget Sound. This position is part-time and pays $13/hr. Please click HERE for the job description and email sasha(at)sseacenter.org with your cover letter and resume.

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Join Us January 19 for the Discovery Speaker Series – Geology

Join us January 19th at 7 PM as Wendy Gerstel, from Qwg Applied Geology speaks about Geology at LOTT’s Wet Science Center.

The geology and glacial history of Puget Sound has left us a legacy of stunning scenery along with day-to-day land-management challenges.  Erosion and landsliding impact land use, transportation, recreation, and other activities. Faulting, glaciation, sea-level fluctuations, and volcanic eruptions are among the geologic processes that have resulted in deposition and erosion of geologic deposits – repeatedly through time and variably over the region. Surface- and groundwater, ever-present in our Pacific Northwest climate, enhance these processes. Using lidar images and photographs during the talk, we’ll look at examples of how stratigraphy, morphology, and hydrology interact, and discuss options for accepting and accommodating the consequences.

Bring a friend, and we hope to see you there!

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Turn of Tides

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South Sound Estuarium invites you to celebrate the Puget Sound at our annual “Turn of the Tides Festival” on Saturday, December 17th, from 11 AM- 3 PM. This free event will include fun activities for the whole family, as well as local artists, storytelling, a festive hot cocoa station, local author Nikki McClure, musical guest Pinniped, and more! Free admission to the Estuarium is included in the event, so bundle up and bring the whole family to Turn of the Tides this December for an exciting winter celebration!

The Estuarium is located at 309 State Ave NE in Olympia.

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Robert Steelquist – NW Coastal Explorer

nwcoastalexplorerWhen: November 30, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: Estuarium, 309 State Ave NE, Olympia, WA 98501
What: The Estuarium and the Surfrider Capitol Chapter presents Robert Steelquist, author of the new book, “The Northwest Coastal Explorer.”

“When gardeners travel, we want to see … plants. But that doesn’t mean gardens, necessarily, as brought home by a new, photo-filled guidebook to our magnificent coastline from Northern California to British Columbia. Steelquist, a naturalist and environmental educator, arranged the book by habitat. From estuaries to coastal forests, he details the birds, animals, sea life and plants you’ll find within each. Learn how European beach grasses came to monopolize the Oregon dunes, and the challenges faced by that monarch of the coastal forests, western red cedar (Thuja plicata). Plenty of quality photos and the interweaving of habitat, plant life, and creatures make this book an inviting guide to our unique coastal ecosystem.”

Books ($24.95) and signing available

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